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A natural gas-powered electrical plant proposed in Burrillville could introduce more than 900 megawatts to the New England grid, and is the largest generation project in a decade in Rhode Island. But even if approved, it won't eradicate … more
(Updated, 5:18, Oct. 19) Citizens Bank NA is among the top 100 most active small business lenders in the United States and ranks third in Rhode Island, according to year-end lending numbers released by the U.S. Small Business Administration. more
Stefan Pryor moved quickly through what he called the challenges and promise of Rhode Island's economy before an attentive breakfast audience of Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce members last month. They'd heard much of it before, but not … more
Barbara Sokoloff knew one thing when she decided to start her own consulting firm nearly 30 years ago: She wanted to help transform "holes in the urban fabric" into vibrant communities. Sokoloff, a 72-year-old Providence native, says an … more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, says a new proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Providence could be announced as early as within the next couple of weeks with the possibility of it being taken up for consideration during a special legislative session this fall. more
Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
With Cape Wind Associates LLC's massive wind-energy project off Massachusetts derailed – at least for now – Rhode Island's Deepwater Wind LLC may have the race won to build the first U.S. … more
Former chairman and CEO of Hasbro Inc., Alan G. Hassenfeld, and current chairmen of the Hassenfeld Family Initiatives talks to PBN about topics ranging from prospects for Middle East peace to "social philanthropy" to the fact that it's still "pay to play" in Rhode Island. more
2014 may come to be remembered as the year large employers across the country got serious about cybersecurity, following well-publicized cases of credit card, identity theft and other breaches of personal information reported by Target Corp., Sony … more
Owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox presented a detailed plan for moving the AAA team to downtown Providence Monday, earning a skeptical if not critical reception from the commission that controls the site the team wants for its new ballpark. more
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